Dimond Recreation Center

Dimond Recreation Center offers The Town After School Program (TAP) and The Town Camp Summer Program for the youth in Oakland. For more information, please create an account in our city-wide website cityofoakland.perfctmind.com

Established by the City of Oakland in 1917, Dimond Park is named for Hugh Dimond, a Gold Rush newcomer who acquired the land comprising the adjacent district in 1867. Located in the heart of the Dimond District at the upper end of Fruitvale Avenue, the park sits at the base of Dimond Canyon with hiking trails that climb to reach Joaquin Miller Park in the hills above. Reflecting these historic roots, Dimond Park also hosts Lions Pool, opened to the public in 1929, and was the former site of what was believed to be Oakland’s oldest documented oak tree before it was cut down in 2017.


Dimond Park has many features including:

  • Dimond Recreation Center
  • Lions Swimming Pool (located downstairs from rec center)
  • Newly Resourced Tennis Courts
  • Sausal Creek hiking trails
  • Two youth playgrounds for children 5 & up
  • Tot lot for children 5 & under
  • Dimond Native Demonstration Garden
  • Dimond Education Garden

We require a permit to our BBQ and picnic areas. Request a BBQ permit at least 30 days before your event. You can request a picnic permit up to the 10 days before your event (space permitting) with additional fees. Anyone with a permit has rights to the space they have rented. Coming early morning is not a guarantee of a space for your party.

FISHING is never allowed in Sausal Creek. This is a fish and game ordinance to help protect our native fish.

Field 1 usage is reserved for rec center programming at all times. This is not an area for group picnic usage. No tables or chairs allowed on the grass to prevent dangerous holes from forming.

Dogs must remain on leash at all times. Failure to do so will result in fines. Dogs are not allowed on the Tennis Courts. Please pick up after your dog. Bags are provided in containers around the park.

Dimond Recreation Center is currently NOT allowing INDOOR rentals until further notice. revised 9/7/22*

For information on Lion's Pool, please contact (510) 482- 7831 or contact the Oakland Aquatics Department

For more information regarding reserving tennis courts located in Dimond Park please contact Davies Tennis Stadium

(510) 444- 5663.

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Office Hours & Fall 2023 TAP Hours (hours are subject to change)

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM